Written by Puff Staff

Monday, 27 October 2003

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diamond crown maximus toro no. 4ratings and scores
Can the Diamond Crown Maximus Toro No. 4 live up to it's name and Diamond Crown reputation? Oh yeah. Let’s get the obvious out of the way first. We finally have a competitor to Opus X for most beautifully detailed cigar band. The question is, can the cigar live up to the band? The thought process behind the Diamond Crown Maximus was to put an Ecuadorian wrapper on the cigar and impart a stronger taste than that on the regular Diamond Crown line. Cigars can make odd bedfellows, the Diamond Crown Maximus is owned by the Newman family, made by the Fuente’s, and the featured new Ecuadorian wrapper is from the Oliva family’s Baja region Ecuador farm. As mild cigars go, the original Diamond Crown was always one of our favorites. As you read through this review, you’ll find the Diamond Crown Maximus has become one as well. Remember Mom always telling you “looks aren’t everything”? If they were, the Diamond Crown Maximus would be everything. This cigar qualifies for the Top 25 Cigar “Humidor Candy” category in spades. No flaws, deep dark wrapper, and that aforementioned rich looking multi-colored band that would look perfect framed and hanging in a's that for looks? Construction similarities abound with the new Maximus and its original brother. You could say they are identical twins. The new Maximus burned with perfection, an absolutely symmetrical ash that was a beautiful color of grey, graced this cigar while smoking. As you held the cigar in your hand, there was not a hint of soft spots or variances in the tobacco along the length of this hardy cigar. The flavor of the Maximus is everything it claims to be. If the makers were looking for a stronger, older brother to the original line, they found it. Again, we’ll highlight the consistency. The flavor never changed throughout the cigar. Perhaps not the killer strength of a good Cuban or some of the “attack” cigars on the market, but the Maximus is a stronger smoke that delivers the same graceful strength throughout. The Diamond Crown Maximus delivers everything it claims at a price that will also claim a good chunk of your wallet. You can get into the “is any cigar worth this much money” discussion if you like…and were not saying any cigar is. The facts of the industry are that there are cigars that are over $10 bucks a stick. If you’re going to spend that kind of money; it will not be wasted on the Diamond Crown Maximus. Not a nasty word was mentioned about this smoke by our reviewers, something we had not seen in quite a long time. We have no problems recommending this cigar and slapping it with a grade of “A”. As Mikey used to say in those Life cereal commercials, “try it, you’ll like it”, well we tried it, and we liked it. Our bet is you will as well. Vital Statistics: Size: 6 x 50 Shape: Toro Wrapper: Ecuador Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic Est. Cost: $16.00

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